Chulu East Climb Chulu East Climb

Chulu East Climb - 21 days

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Duration
21 days
Max. Elevation
6584m
Group size
2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private Car, four-wheel Jeep, Public Bus, and flight
Best Season
September to November March to May
Accomodation
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel  at Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • 10 Nights Best Available Teahouse
  • 6 Nights Single Tented Camp
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Syange
Ends at
Jomshom
Trip Route
Syange-Chame-Nangwal Village-Chulu Base camp-Chulu East Climbing-Manang-Thoranga la Pass-Jomsom

Highlights

    •  Start exploring the wonderful city of Kathmandu- the city of art culture and tradition. 
    • Take a scenic drive through the green hills, a small bazaar to get to 
    • Explore the vibrant local villages of the Annapurna circuit route. 
    • Get to know about the local cultures and the traditions of the route. 
    • Summit the exciting peak of Chulu East to create a lifetime memory
    • Take the challenge of crossing Thorang La (5416m.) pass. 
    • Collect the greater views of Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. 
    • Visit the famous Muktinath Temple. 
    • Taste the organic apple at Marpha village.
    • Collect the best sunrise view at Poon Hill. 
    • Create a lifetime memory with A1 Trek. 

Chulu East climb 

Chulu East is a popular Trekking (climbing) peak in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Located at an altitude of 6,584 meters (21,840 feet), it is the highest point of the Chulu massif, which includes Chulu West and Chulu Far East.

The Chulu East trek is a challenging but rewarding journey through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Nepal. Along the way, you will pass through lush rhododendron forests, high mountain passes, and traditional villages. The summit of Chulu East is a beautiful viewpoint, offering stunning views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and more.

Chulu East Climb is a great adventure inside the Annapurna region. This fascinating adventure allows us to collect the striking views of the Himalayas and enjoy an exciting adventure in Nepal.  Chulu peak climbing is a fabulous journey that starts from the warm tropic areas and then gradually goes to the cool alpine zone before ending at the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.

This fine trip to Chulu East peak allows us to walk through the alpine forest of rhododendron, pine, and magnolia forest. Exploring the scenic valley of Annapurna and witnessing the unique cultures, traditions, and living styles of the locals are amazing. 

The inclusion of the Thorang La Pass at 5416 meters is one of the major highlights of the trek. Likewise, visiting the famous Muktinath Temple(mustang) is a wonderful experience. Muktinath temple is famous in the Hindu and Buddhist regions. Most importantly, the successful summit of the Chulu East peak is the greatest experience. 

Route 

The trekking route starts from the village of Besisahar, situated at an altitude of 780 meters. It takes around 8-10 days to complete the entire trekking route. The route passes through several beautiful villages and terraced fields, before reaching the base camp of Chulu East at an altitude of 4,600 meters. From here, the trail ascends to the high camp of Chulu East at an altitude of 5,400 meters. 

The summit can be reached by a challenging climb to the peak, which involves some technical climbing and a few exposed ridges.

The most rewarding part of the Chulu East trekking route is the stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape. The summit offers an amazing view of the Annapurna range, including the majestic Annapurna I, II, III, and IV. 

The trek also takes trekkers past some of the most beautiful local villages and terraced fields, giving you a chance to experience the culture and hospitality of the Nepali people.   

Best Time 

The best time to climb Chulu East is during the months of March to May when the weather is generally the most stable and snow conditions on the peak are at their best. During this time, climbers can expect to enjoy clear skies and warm temperatures during the day, and cooler temperatures at night. The high altitude also means that the sun can be quite strong, so it is important to bring and wear plenty of sunscreens and protective clothing. 

For those looking for a more challenging experience, September and October are also good times for climbing Chulu East. During this time, the temperatures are cooler and the snow conditions are often more difficult, making the climb more difficult. Additionally, this is the peak monsoon season in Nepal, so climbers should be prepared for the possibility of rain and snow throughout the climb. 

Difficulty 

The trek to Chulu East is a strenuous climb and involves walking on steep and rocky terrain. It usually takes between 5 and 7 days to reach the summit, depending on the route and the weather conditions.

The route to the summit can be quite difficult and involves crossing glaciers, steep rock faces, and traversing exposed ridges. You will need to be well-equipped with all the necessary mountaineering gear and supplies.

The weather in Chulu East can be unpredictable and climbers must be prepared for any eventuality. Avalanches and snowstorms are a common occurrence on the mountain, and there is a high risk of altitude sickness and exposure. 

Guide and porter 

A guide is a local expert who is knowledgeable about the terrain, climate, and climbing conditions of a particular area. They are essential for anyone attempting a challenging climb such as Chulu East. Your guide will be able to advise on the best routes and provide invaluable advice on how to make the most of your climb.

A porter is a local person who carries the heavy equipment and supplies needed for a successful climb. They are an invaluable asset to any climbing group, and they can make the journey much easier and more enjoyable. Porters are used to carrying heavy loads and will be able to transport all your necessary gear up the mountain.  

Accommodation

The trek offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from basic teahouses to full-service lodges. Teahouses are common along the trail and offer basic rooms with shared toilets and showers. These are often the cheapest option and provide a great way to meet locals and other trekkers.

Full-service lodges offer more comfortable accommodations and private bathrooms. Many of these lodges provide hot meals and a selection of snacks, as well as other amenities. There are also a few luxury lodges located along the trail, offering premium accommodation, delicious meals, and a range of services.

Meals

The trekking meals is renowned for its delicious meals, which are often prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. The most popular dishes include dal bhat, a simple lentil dish served with rice, and momo, a type of steamed dumpling. Other local dishes include thukpa, a noodle soup, and Sel roti, a deep-fried bread. 

The trek also offers a range of international dishes, including pizza, noodles, and sandwiches. Many of the lodges offer specialty drinks, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and local alcohol. 

For those looking for a more adventurous meal, there are some restaurants and food stalls along the trail that offer yak meat and other local delicacies.

Chulu east climbing cost

For a group of 2-4 people, the Chulu peak Climbing cost is approximately USD $2099 per person in 2023, 2024. This includes all expenses such as accommodation in guest houses, all meals, an experienced guide, porter services, and national park fees. 

The total cost of the trek also depends on the number of days the trek lasts. Generally, the trek takes between 10-14 days, including rest days. 

The cost of the Chulu East Climb also varies based on the services included. If you require additional services such as pick-up and drop-off from the airport, a private vehicle, or an English-speaking guide, the cost of the trek will increase.

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport, one of our representatives will be welcoming you in a traditional way. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can explore the local market. 

  • Food: not included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be taking part in the full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing. The program is dedicated to exploring the four UNESCO world heritage listed sites in Kathmandu. The four sites include- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. After the sightseeing, you can prepare the needed stuff for the trip. If you do need to buy or hire anything then, your guide can show you a good place. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After breakfast, you will be starting the beautiful journey of AC trek. Take the Nepal mid-west highway to Besisahar first. The drive continues on the dirt road of Khudi, Bhulbule, and finally to Syange. It is the place where you will be spending your night.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The trek officially kicks off. You will start with an uphill climb Jagat first. Here you will be leaving the Marsyandhi river behind. Following the winding path, get to Chamje to meet the eastern bank of the river again. As the trek continues, you can enjoy the excellent views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.  You will then finally reach Dharapani for the night. Dharapani is a small village and is the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The trek resumes after breakfast. Taking the wide winding trail through rhododendron and pine forest, you will first be passing a small yet beautiful village of Bagarchap. You will then gradually get to Danque and then to Timang. You are now officially entering the area with reach Buddhist culture. In the final section, you will pass Koto before leaving Chame village. You will be spending your night at Chame at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

From here onwards air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads close to mountains, a morning walk through an alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with a few short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then an afternoon walk descends to reach a lower Pisang village for an overnight stop. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Leaving the main Annapurna circuit, you will be heading towards the isolated place in the wilderness. As the walk progressed, you can enjoy the greater views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks. Then passing Ngwal village the route then directs northwest to reach Julu village for the night. You will be staying overnight at the tented camp this day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

The day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a free day take a short hike around the remote Juju village. You can collect the best views of Chulu peaks here. Enjoy the free day in Julu. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

Into the complete wilderness with the greater views of Chulu peaks, you will be hiking towards Chulu base camp today.  The tough climb of the rocky moraine area takes you to the top ridge where you will be setting the camp for the day. You can collect the greatest views of mountains and dramatic landscapes from the base camp. 

You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

Relatively shorter day but there is a tough task to complete today. The walk goes over the ice, glacier, and rocks to reach the bottom of Chulu east peak. You will be setting up the camp for the day here today. Upon arriving your guide will be scouting the safer and more accessible route for the climb and will be fixing the ropes accordingly. You can also collect the finest views of the Chulu peak from the high camp. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

You will be starting the journey early. First over the snowy slopes to get to the icy and rocky ridge. From there a steep climb through some technical sections towards the summit. Then with a few more pushes, you will be reaching the top of the Chulu East peak. After the successful climb of Chulu East peak, you will be then retracing back to the base camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

An extra day is reserved for the contingency in case of bad weather. You will not be needing the extra day if everything goes as planned and the weather is in your favor. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: a tented camp.

After the successful climb of Chulu east peak, today you will be trekking to Manang village. Manang is a wonderful village in the lap of the Himalayas. You can also collect a good view of the Himalayas from Manang. You will be now staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

On a free day exploring the beautiful village of Manang. You can enjoy the greater views of Annapurna II-III and the Gangapurna mountain range. Additionally, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake would be a good fit for the day. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After two wonderful days in Manang, you will be starting the trek after breakfast. Leaving Manang, you will be trekking towards Ghunsang village. Then the uphill route takes you to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a wonderful village with superb views of the mountains. The mountains that can be seen here are Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Chulu Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Leave Yak Kharka after breakfast. The route heads towards the Thorang High Camp crossing the bridge and climbing along the riverbank of Jarjung, and then to Thorang Phedi. Thorang Phedi is an alternate overnight place of Thorang High Camp. From Thorang Phedi you will be walking further to Thorang High Camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

One of the hardest and the biggest day. Start the journey early morning with a packed breakfast. The first section is a steep climb to reach Thorang La. The top offers excellent views of snow-capped mountains and great landscapes. Spend some time at Thorang La before making the final descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place to Hindus and Buddhists. Whereas, the literal meaning of Muktinath is salvation. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Muktinath. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Explore the temple in the morning. Then after you will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang region. You can explore the local village in your free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel twin/double sharing basis.

Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with a hope to see you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: not included.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with private transportation and guide. 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Syange, Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara flight 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS). 
    • All the permits are needed for the climb. 
    • Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) during the trek. 
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
    • Teahouse and tented camp accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All the government taxes. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare 
    • Travel insurance
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Beverages, laundry, and any other personal expenses during the trip.
    • Personal climbing equipment. 
    • Gratitude
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.  

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name with a stamp.  

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